ORGANISATION/COMPANYTechnische Hochschule Ingolstadt
RESEARCH FIELDEngineering › Electrical engineeringTechnology › Energy technology
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE09/07/2019 23:00 - Europe/Athens
LOCATIONGermany › Ingolstadt
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
The Institute of new Energy Systems (InES) is one of three institutes at the research centre at the Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (THI). Currently, six professors and more than 20 researchers are working on cutting-edge technologies in the renewable energy sector. Details regarding our research projects can be found at: www.thi.de/go/energy.
Heat pumps play an increasingly important role compared to fossil energy systems, especially in the field of newly built single-family houses. Heat pumps allow for the utilization of renewable generated electricity (e.g. from wind or PV) for covering both the domestic hot water and space heating demand.
Currently market-available heat pumps can be distinguished between air heat pumps and brine heat pumps. One the one hand, air heat pumps are characterized by their low investment costs. One the other hand, the efficiency of these heat pumps is limited in case of cold winter days, yielding high operating costs for the end-user. Due to the relatively constant temperature of the ground, brine heat pumps can be operated more efficiently throughout the whole year. However, brine heat pumps require higher investment costs and yield a higher space consumption in case of horizontal ground heat exchangers.
To benefit from the technological and economic advantages of both heat pump types, the current research project aims at hybrid utilization of multiple heat sources enabling efficient operation of a novel heat pump at low investment costs.
You can find the full, legally binding call for application (in German) at: https://www.thi.de/karriere/. We are very much looking forward to welcome international staff at our institute and provide an excellent working and learning environment in this regard. Although, it should be noted that this job position requires sufficient knowledge of German language (both oral and written) as the project is carried out in close collaboration with the local industry. We are looking forward to receiving your application (including all relevant documents such as application letter, copies of certificates / diplomas as well as your previous experience) by e-mail as a PDF until 09.07.2019.
EURAXESS offer ID: 416807
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